Category: JCrypTool

  • Working on JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 5

    Only short time after releasing milestone 4a, we are already working on milestone 5. This version will be available sometime this summer (probably around August). It will be based on Eclipse 3.5, so we keep our promise to always update to the latest Eclipse version. Planning is not completed yet; we are still looking for […]

  • JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 4a released

    We released JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 4a today! This is a maintenance release especially for Milestone 4, which was released a couple of weeks ago. Since Milestone 4 contained a lot of bugs and other inconsistencies we decided to release a refreshed version. As a bonus this version is based on the Eclipse spring maintenance release […]

  • JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 4 available

    JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 4 is available! Only three months after milestone 3 an even better version is available. You can download the new release from our project site at or you can use the integrated update manager in milestone 3. Do not search for updates but for new extensions and install the offered new […]

  • JCrypTool nominated for Best Open Source RCP Application

    JCrypTool is on the, yet, short list for the Best Open Source RCP Application (aka Eclipse Technology Awards). OK, we did this ourselves. We believe that we have created a great new form of e-learning, which not only enables you to learn all about cryptography, but to develop your own crypto plug-ins. So we took […]

  • JCrypTool Analysis Plug-ins Update

    We updated JCrypTool Analysis Plug-ins to version 0.3.1 (a refreshed milestone 3 version) today. This update is only available via our Eclipse Update Site at, and not as a bundle download. Simply launch JCrypTool 1.0 Milestone 3 (only this version is supported), call Help – Software Updates – Check for Updates (or for the […]

  • JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 3 available

    JCrypTool is an e-learning platform presenting cryptography and cryptanalysis in a modern and easy-to-use fashion. It is built as platform-independent open-source software based on Java and Eclipse (Rich Client Platform, RCP). Milestone 3, available from today, of JCrypTool continues the changes started in the Milestone 2 release. The complete JCrypTool platform is now completely available […]

  • Eclipse Product Configurations

    An Eclipse Product Configuration (stored in a *.product file) makes RCP branding easy and offers an easy way to create a run menu entry for the RCP by simply clicking on the “Launch an Eclipse application” link. This even updates the run menu entry. But lately we ran into a, in my eyes, huge disadvantage: […]